by Jeanne Jachna
I love fall! It's my favorite time of year! The nights are getting colder and the leaves are changing colors. Time spent sitting around a bonfire in the yard with family and friends just talking is treasured by me. It's not unusual to see bats flying around catching mosquitoes, or hear the call of a great horned owl in the distance. Some nights under the starry sky are absolutely magical!
I created my idea of a beautiful autumn night. You know I can't resist lots of color!
I started by cutting the Birch Stitch Frame, and the second largest Double Stitch Rectangle Frame in the set from white card stock. I cut a panel to fit behind the frames and inked it up with distress oxide ink in Blueprint Sketch. I splattered it with water, and then some watered down Faded Jeans and white ink. I use foam cosmetics applicators from the local dollar store to apply the ink. They're reusable and affordable at $1 for a pack of 28. I adhered the frames to the inked panel.
I cut the largest Double Stitched Rectangle frame and adhered it to a card base. I inked the negative inside panel with Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide and splattered it with watered down Peacock Feathers. I didn't ink the entire panel because I covered up the center with the blue panel.
I die cut all the whittle images from white card stock and colored them with regular Distress ink (it's much brighter). I use cotton swabs to add details in small places and along the edges. Again these are from my local dollar store. I'm a frugal crafter! A white gel pen is great for adding accents.
I love the clean lines and the matching stitched pattern on all three frame die cuts. The stitches are repeated on the leaves and images on the design.
Isn't that Whittle Squirrel adorable? This is the larger one from the set of two. You can see all the latest release dies in the store here.
I hope you have a fabulous weekend and the sun is shining wherever you are!